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We'll be revealing the objects and their stories over the course of the year so make sure you visit this page regularly. If you would like to register for email alerts to make sure you don't miss any of our reveals please sign up HERE.

Kindly Light Book

This book explores the history of the charity's founder, Sir Arthur Pearson, and the impact his ideas have had on veterans with sight loss over the last 100 years. 

Click here to read more

If you have any questions, or would like more information about our history, please contact our archives department  archives@blindveterans.org.uk

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St Dunstan's Train

For thirty years we had a train baring our name, travelling all over the country. 

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Hot air balloon

Ballooning marvellous!

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St Dunstan's Rose

This year we are celebrating 100 years of Blind Veterans UK, this is how we celebrated our 75th birthday..

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Gaby Deslys' Hat

"In those days, it was no uncommon thing for Royalties and other personages and celebrities to visit St. Dunstan's."

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Peter Price's bow

Peter discovered his talent for blind archery through Blind Veterans UK, he has been supported by the charity since 2010.

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Angel of Mons

In a drawing presented to us specially by a famous Punch cartoonist, this depiction of the Angel of Mons embodies the hope provided by Blind Veterans UK.

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Northgate House

Northgate House is a special property in our charity's history, providing a fun place for the children of blind veterans to stay while their parents trained at the Brighton centre.

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Foundation Stone

'Above Rottingdean the new villas began: pipe-dream architecture: up on the downs the obscure skeleton of a nursing home, winged like an aeroplane' (Graham Greene, Brighton Rock, 1938)

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Now you see it, now you don't! Could it be magic?

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Tug of war

Among the many sporting activities blind veterans took part in while at Regent's Park was the classic game of tug of war!

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The Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Gift Book

In December 1915, The Blinded Soldiers and Sailors Gift book was published
in aid of Blind Veterans UK.

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Regent Street Shop

 St. Dunstan's shop opened by retail tycoon Gordon Selfridge, founder of Selfridges.

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